For years and even decades, winemaking has had a basic process, which goes from grape harvest to wine packaging, part of these steps is clarification, which becomes relevant in the wine process, since which guarantees its good quality. As a consequence, the wine industry must carefully choose machinery that contributes to the production of wine, ensuring that it has a first class product.
As we have explained in previous posts, the winemaking process carries with it different moments in which this drink must be clarified or filtered of those solid elements that may affect the flavor and quality of the wine, for this at an industrial level it is They can use decanter centrifuges or disc centrifuges, which have been the most used for years, providing the viticulturist with an efficient process during the pre-clarification of the must (grape juice), or during the clarification process once the wine finished its fermentation.
We will focus in the first instance on the decanter centrifuges, which are used in all processes where a liquid with a large amount of solids must be clarified, for this case we will use the example of the must, which, as previously mentioned, is the juice of the grape that still contains the seeds and the skin.
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The decanting centrifuge machines separate the solid elements from the juice in a matter of seconds, in addition to this advantage, it is added that the liquid later will be wine, it has the least possible contact with this waste that can affect the final product. Once the must has been clarified, it is deposited in another container without foam or pressure, which ensures that the must has minimal contact with oxygen, preventing this liquid from going through an oxidation process.+
On the other hand, disc centrifuges focus on achieving a fine clarification, ensuring the taste of the wine. It is important to point out that after the winemaking process there are times when very small solid particles are found in this liquid, which if the clarification were done manually, would be imperceptible, however, when a disc centrifuge is used and due to the accelerating process, it makes even the smallest particles separate from the must.
Although initially it can be an important investment, in the long term the benefits of acquiring a system that performs wine clarification can be positive. Below we share with you the advantages of opting for this investment:
1. A first class quality is achieved in the wine.
2. Efficiently separates even the most imperceptible solids.
3. It achieves a higher level of transparency, especially in white wines.
4. The handling of the wine is delicate, avoiding turbulence or damage.
5. Reduces contact with oxygen to prevent oxidation of the product.
6. You have total control of the wine process.
7. It brings efficiency to the winegrower’s work.
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